Travel agent sells more than $150,000 in her first month with America's Vacation Center / American Express

January 10, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
SAN DIEGO - January 10, 2006 — America's Vacation Center / American Express announced today that within a month of her first sale as an independent contractor with the company, home-based travel agent Alisha Kier has sold more than $150,000 in cruise and vacation packages.

"The support I receive from America's Vacation Center is unparalleled in the industry," Kier said. "Their Live Leads(TM) and cutting-edge technology help me fulfill my desire to bring families together and give them their dream vacations."

Selling her first cruise with America's Vacation Center in December, Kier started during what is considered to be one of the slowest periods of the year. On the eve of what the cruise industry calls "wave season," Kier managed to generate more than $20,000 in commissions in less than 30 days.

"Alisha's astounding success in the 'slow' season is a perfect example that a skilled travel agent working with the right host agency can excel at any time, from anywhere," commented Brad Anderson, co-president of America's Vacation Center. "We're happy to provide travel professionals like Alisha the support they need to succeed, seven days a week." America's Vacation Center has been an award winning member of the American Express Representative Travel Network for nearly 20 years.

Kier is among the fast-growing network of professional travel agents across North America working with America's Vacation Center. Harnessing the power of the Internet and their own proprietary software, America's Vacation Center provides travel agents the technology and support they need to be successful, no matter where the agents live.

Based in North Carolina, Kier has dramatically increased her sales by receiving Live Leads(TM) from America's Vacation Center. Using their exclusive Agent Power(TM) software, America's Vacation Center transfers live, incoming customer requests over the phone and via the Internet to Kier and other agents across the country.

Kier started her career as a travel agent in 2000, working for one of the largest travel agencies in the country. In 2004, Kier decided to go into business for herself working as a home-based travel agent with the help of a host agency. After five years of selling travel, Kier signed with America's Vacation Center and within a few weeks received her first commission check for more than $1,400. "I'm collecting larger commissions, in less time, and without any of the hassle I'd become accustomed to," remarked Kier. "All host agencies are not the same!"

Customers looking to book their next vacation with Ms. Kier can contact her toll-free at (800) 393-1581. Travel agents who would like to find out more about America's Vacation Center's host agency program and live leads should visit or call (866) 520-2133.

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About America's Vacation Center
America's Vacation Center / American Express ( is America's Leading Host Agency(TM) (, equipping incredible people with amazing technology and support systems that allow travel agents anywhere to run their own travel companies from home. AVC agents earn top commissions selling vacations to their own customers and to AVC's innovative Live Leads(TM) — customer calls transferred directly home-based independent contractors.